Leadership Enrichment

A Distinguished Legacy: Connecting Leaders of Today with Kentucky's Leaders of Tomorrow

For the past 20 years, the McConnell Center has welcomed numerous political leaders and public servants to the University of Louisville. These leaders represent all levels and branches of government and run the full political spectrum. McConnell Scholars meet privately with these leaders, asking hard-hitting policy questions and gaining insight into Washington politics and advice about internship and career paths.

Former speakers have included the U.S. President and Vice President, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, heads of state, foreign ambassadors and U.S. cabinet members.

Networking: Over 200 Alumni

Over the past 20 years, the McConnell Scholars has welcomed over 200 leaders into its alumni network. Scholars have access to this world-wide base of mentors and experience.